An anthology of essays, art and poetry celebrating the Near Eastern goddes Anahita.
Subtitled 'Ancient Persian Goddess and Zoroastrian Yazata', the contributions look at Anahita's representations in art, her role in purification and purity rituals, her appearance in Mahayana Buddhism, and her possible relationship with Dame du Lac of Arthurian Legend. This is the most extensive work on Anahita in recent years, and is a valuable book on a little-studied but historically important goddess. Edited by Payam Nabarz.
London: Avalonia Books, 2013. Paperback, 275 pages. New.